Deborah L. “Debbie” Busch, age 51, of Wonder Lake, passed away suddenly Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
She was born June 4, 1962 in Libertyville to James M. and Mary J. (Whittingham) Eichhorn. Raised and educated in Johnsburg, Debbie was a 1980 graduate of Johnsburg High School. On August 29, 1981, she married the love of her life, Donald C. Busch, in Woodstock. They farmed in the Oshkosh area for 15 years, and returned to the area in 2002, moving to Wonder Lake.
Debbie enjoyed being a homemaker and taking care of her family. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt, she truly loved life and will be remembered for the understanding and compassion she provided to those around her. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
Debbie’s favorite pastime was doing crossword puzzles, including a daily morning crossword puzzle to start each day. She was an avid football fan, and was a vocal supporter of the Green Bay Packers during their games. She was an animal lover, and was always willing to help care for her family’s pets as well as the farm animals.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Donald; two daughters, Kim Busch of Wonder Lake and Jaime (Mike) Nelson of Berlin, WI; two grandchildren, Josslyn and Hailey Nelson; her parents, Jim and Mary Eichhorn of Johnsburg; a sister, Renee (Mitch) Ketchum of McHenry; a brother, Jim Eichhorn of Johnsburg; her mother-in-law, Janet Busch of McHenry; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jane (David)Bell of Arkansas, Jeanne Busch of Twin Lakes, Janice Busch of Texas, Karen Baumgartner of Silver Lake, Renee (Don) Weber of McHenry, Jim (Karen) Busch of Round Lake and Susan Busch of Twin Lakes; and nieces and nephews, Austin (Erin), Nikki, Jennifer, Mike, David, Brian, Tara, Ashley, Jake, Amber, Cherie, Jimmy, Justyne, Chantel, Brittaney, Carly, Addison, and Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Ben and Mamie Whittingham; her paternal grandparents, Andrew J. and Katherine Eichhorn; and her father-in-law, Donald Busch.
Friends may visit with her family Wednesday, October 9, from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry.
Her family suggests memorials to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memorials & Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com.